Act Now to Protect Wolves
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Wolves should not be delisted through Congressional action.
Contact your Representative: house.gov/representatives/find/
Contact your Senator: senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
The 116th Congress will convene January 3, 2019, this means all bills introduced over the past two years, including the bill’s below, are now dead and will need to be reintroduced. Appropriation bills have not yet been resolved and delisting riders can be attached. We need to stay vigilant as we expect the war on wolves will continue to rage on.
S.164 – A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue the final rules relating to the listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and the State of Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Text of the bill: http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/742f8173-e694-4f2c-8fb2-4f60af5c48db/gray-wolf-bill-final.pdf
Follow the status of the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/164/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22wolf%22%5D%7D&r=1
H.R. 424 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes. Follow status of the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/424?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22wolf%22%5D%7D&r=2
H.R.717 – To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require review of the economic cost of adding a species to the list of endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/717?r=3
S.368 – Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan Act
This bill: requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to publish a revised recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf populations in Arizona and New Mexico; outlines what must be contained in the plan, including input from states and individuals, a maximum population of the wolf, and a specified range for the wolf; establishes a process for the state wildlife authority of Arizona or New Mexico to assume or supplant the USFWS’ authority to manage such wolf in the relevant states if certain conditions are met; requires USFWS to reduce the population of such wolf within the specified range when the wolf’s population exceeds the maximum population; and sets forth requirements for removing such wolf from the list of endangered species, threatened species, or experimental populations under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 if the population recovery goal outlined in the plan is met. Follow S.368
S.1514 – HELP for Wildlife Act
SEC. 7. REISSUANCE OF FINAL RULE REGARDING GRAY WOLVES IN WESTERN GREAT LAKES.
Before the end of the 60-day period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall reissue the final rule published on December 28, 2011 (76 Fed. Reg. 81666), without regard to any other provision of statute or regulation that applies to issuance of such rule. Such reissuance shall not be subject to judicial review.
SEC. 8. REISSUANCE OF FINAL RULE REGARDING GRAY WOLVES IN WYOMING.
The final rule published on September 10, 2012 (77 Fed. Reg. 55530) that was reinstated on March 3, 2017, by the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (No. 14–5300) and further republished on May 1, 2017 (82 Fed. Reg. 20284–85) that reinstates the removal of Federal protections for the gray wolf in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, shall not be subject to judicial review.
Follow Status of the Bill https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1514